NFL Top 100: 70 – 61May 23, 2012
This is the best thing on TV right now. Who are the Top NFL players of 2012. NFL network is doing a great job with this. Last week they debuted players #70 – 61, and tonight at 9pm EST they’ll debut players #60-51.
Checkout last week’s list
70. Michael Vick, QB Eagles
This list has yet to debut Cam Newton. You know he’s going to make it on here. Perception is not always reality. Cam Newton had a great rookie year, but did he really out perform Michael Vick last season? Vick had a higher passer rating and went 6-2 in his final 8 games and Newton only went 4-4. Yes, Newton is the better long term prospect, but today right now, I’d rather have Michael Vick as my QB. I’m not saying Vick’s place on this list isn’t correct. He did throw more picks in 2011 compared to 2010…but Cam Newton is not better, bottom line.
69. Carlos Rogers, CB 49ers
New team, new hands for Carlos Rogers. The man who was known for always having great coverage but terrible hands. Rogers did not make the list last year because in his previous six years he recorded 8 picks and in 2011, he grabbed six picks.
68. Elvis Dumervil, DE Broncos
The man is extremely underrated and is a technician playing DE. He doesn’t have the measureables, because he’s shorter, but he uses his size to his advantage.
67. Joe Staley, T 49ers
The most athletic tackle in the game. Debate me please….
66. Earl Thomas, FS Seahawks
I’ve been saying he’s better than Eric Berry for years. I thought he played better than Berry in 2010 as well. Berry suffered an injury early last season so we couldn’t compare the two in 2011. This kid is a triple distilled playmaker and will be the next Ed Reed.
65. Roddy White, WR Falcons
Ranked the #10 WR on this list because he led the league in drops. Still a good WR.
64. Logan Mankins, G Patriots
Because the Patriots don’t have a great rushing attack, you don’t get to see how truly good this guy is. If his daughter lined up in front of him, he’d pancake block her.
63. LaMarr Woodley, LB Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers legacy is more impressive than the Kennedy’s. While Woodley is not the JFK of Steeler linebackers he definitely is one of the more important family members. In 2011, he missed six games and still made the list. How does 7.5 sacks in 4 games with James Harrison not playing sound to you?
62. Justin Tuck, DE Giants
Tuck should be on the list for his facemask alone. He was injured for most of 2011, but was more than healthy in the Super Bowl XLVI getting three sacks of Tom Brady from the the DE, OLB, and DT positions.
61. Philip Rivers, QB Chargers
The Alabama country boy talks more trash than a Harlem hooper at the Rucker and Rivers backs it up with every throw. He fell 35 spots on the list this year because of 20 picks which in large part were because of injuries to his WR core.
That’s all I got,